Thank fucking goodness.
They saw me. Damn it all, they saw me.
If somehow you’ve missed one of the scariest games of all time, now is your chance. Nothing beats free, after all.
Forget Metal Gear. This is the ultimate weapon.
High-level competitive games almost unanimously have the same problem: players use a very narrow range of characters—over and over and over again.
Elite: Dangerous’ richest players are bored. PCGamesN has a great feature on what the space sim’s players do when they become ungodly rich. It’s revealing. “It got boring to do anything,” said space billionaire Andrew Jennings. “Once you get the best ship for whatever you’re doing, you didn’t need anything else.”
Violence and tension will always have a place in video gaming, but sometimes you just need to go on a journey of discovery in some crystal-filled caves. Let’s chill.
I’ve never really liked Metal Gear games, but I am loving Metal Gear Solid V so far. Not for the story, though, or the stealth. Mostly for the balloons.
In the late 21st century virtual reality has become the world’s favorite pastime, and people spend massive amounts of time exploring fantasy worlds instead of fixing bugs and making sure the servers can handle the game launch.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is now available on Steam. If you already own the rather excellent original, it’s a free update that ports the story driven adventure to Unreal Engine 4, adds a new save system, and removes backtracking from the endgame. Small changes, but welcome ones. Find out more here.
“You’re the video game writer person,” said one of my friends last night. “What do you think of Metal Gear Solid V?” I looked down at my Shadow Moses shirt, slightly embarrassed. “I haven’t played it much,” I confessed. “I’ve been spending most of my time with Mad Max.”
This isn’t just any Delorean. It’s the Delorean from Back to the Future—time travel functionality included.
This video is full of interesting Witcher 3 facts, but one in particular stands out: over 500 voice actors worked on the game across seven languages.
What an age we live in.
You might already know all about the SPECIAL system in Fallout, but you should give this Fallout 4 short about the strength stat a watch anyway: it’s cute and funny!
Well, this is a first.
What’s it like when a video game totally flops, selling less than 150 total copies? Read this interesting Gamasutra blog by Airscape designer Daniel West if you want a glimpse at how tough it is to get games noticed these days. “It’s no longer enough to make a good game.”
By and large, love is better with other people. And when saving all the love in the universe means shooting a bunch of weirdo space aliens—as it does in Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime—you definitely want another person helping you.
When you finish a mission in The Phantom Pain, the game dishes out a letter grade, based on your performance—S, A, B, C, etc. For the first few hours, I found this paralyzing, as I got anxious over any mistakes. Now, having ceased caring what the game thinks of me, I’m enjoying it a lot more.